Jamaicans in Barcelona: Game Day 1 Double Header

Jamaicans in Barcelona: Game Day 1 Double Header

Our early morning return from FC Barcelona’s victory only served notice that the boys had to learn how to balance lessons with high-level performances. An earlier breakfast at 7:15am gave way to a technical meeting in order to plan both game day squads, with one...
Jamaicans in Barcelona: UEFA Champions League

Jamaicans in Barcelona: UEFA Champions League

Some days the football gods smile down on us; on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 could have been once such day. At 8:30 morning training was called a hour earlier for 2 reasons: The 16 newer players on trial plus 3 players who did not participate in yesterday’s game...
3 More Jamaicans head to Barcelona: Training & Match Day 1

3 More Jamaicans head to Barcelona: Training & Match Day 1

3 Jamaican players, namely Jamaica College attacker Shadane Lopez (who went to Portugal with HVFC in November), HVFC and Reggae Boyz U17 invitee goalkeeper Denzel Smith, and left-sided midfielder/defender Trevaune McKain from MRC Academy owned by Onaje Bell. L-R:...
U19 Players in Barcelona: Closing Report

U19 Players in Barcelona: Closing Report

Our General Manager’s final day in Barcelona before departure back to Jamaica, as the boys, coaches, managers and administrators get into the daily schedule of activities. It began with 7:30am breakfast, then 9am arrival at the football field complex for the...
U19 Players in Barcelona: Training & Touring

U19 Players in Barcelona: Training & Touring

Yesterday’s 4pm afternoon session was extremely intense as the Coaches turned up the heat; the boys responded positively. Some boys rented bicycles as most walked to and from training sessions for about 20 minutes each way to the 8 styled multi-field Complex. A...
U19 Players in Barcelona: Sightseeing

U19 Players in Barcelona: Sightseeing

A totally new Lank FC staff contingent of 10 persons from Sweden, Canada, Spain, China and Jamaica are now getting fully oriented to working together to complete agreements and organizational fluency. An outstanding group of 17 players under the age of 19 years...
U19 Players in Barcelona: Team Building

U19 Players in Barcelona: Team Building

The weekends are usually rest days in a European Academy Programme, as they mimic the football competition schedules with matches on a Saturday or Sunday. The players go to breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same times daily, except on Saturday due to inclusion of a...
Six U19 Players head to Barcelona

Six U19 Players head to Barcelona

6 under-19 players, namely Jabari Howell, Tyreek Magee, Oquassa Chong, Casseam Priestley, Garth Stewart, and Tafari Chambers, departed the island to train in Barcelona, Spain on January 16th. 4 of them are returnees to the European academy, after last year’s...
Peter-Lee Vassell picked in MLS Superdraft

Peter-Lee Vassell picked in MLS Superdraft

The first two rounds of the 2019 MLS Draft took place on Friday, January 11 in Chicago, and Los Angeles Football Club selected our midfielder Peter-Lee Vassell with the 40th overall pick (16th pick in the second round). Vassell, 19, is one of the few players who is...
HVFC names New Technical Team

HVFC names New Technical Team

The newly-organised HVFC Technical Team has been named. The team is led by Technical Director, Ludlow Bernard alongside Head Coach, Fabian “Kojie” Taylor, Assistant Coach, Damion “Stewpeas” Stewart, and Physical Trainer, Jason “Buju” Henry. They are complemented by...